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Contributing to GAF

How can I support a student's education?

You can support a student's education by contributing towards the cost of education of a student in multiples of Rs.500/-.

What is the minimum amount I can contribute?

A minimum contribution of Rs.500/- will help support the education of a student.

Can I support more than one student's education?

Yes, you can support more than one student's education.

Payment Details

What are the payment modes?

Contributions to Gift a future are accepted in the form of cheque, credit/debit cards or wire transfer. You will be provided with donating options during your sign-up process.

Is payment accepted in Indian currency only?

Currently you can contribute in Indian currency and USD. We will notify you when we start accepting donations in other currencies.

Do I get a tax benefit?

For contributions made in Indian rupees, 80-G tax exemption certificate will be provided.

Selecting a Student

How can I select and sponsor a student on the website?

You can search for a student on the website by education level, location, donation amount and background. Sponsoring a student's education is an easy way to make a difference to his/ her future.

What happens when I sponsor a student's education through this website?

When you sponsor a student through this website, you will receive a donation receipt. Resident Indian donors who contribute in Indian Rupees will receive an 80G tax exemption certificate along with the donation receipt.

Your contribution will be utilised towards the education of enlisted students. If you have selected a student and supported his/her education, you will be updated on the student's academic progress.

How are students selected for this program?

You can read about the Gift a future student selection process here.

Will I be the sole contributor to a student's education?

Gift a future would greatly appreciate you sponsoring a student's education in its entirety. However, you also have the option of funding a part of a student's education.

Can I send money directly to the student I sponsor?

As a policy, Gift a future requests that monetary gifts not be sent directly to the student you sponsor. Thank you for understanding.

Can I meet the student directly?

In order to ensure the privacy of the student or family, we recommend that you do not meet the student/family. However, If you are a "Registered User" you can communicate with the student by sending him/her wishes on his/her birthday or wish them for exams through your "My Page" section in the portal. The response from the student will be sent to you.

Do I pay the student directly?

Gift a future does not support payments to the student/families directly. We on your behalf pay the school and ensure that the family is kept informed of the same.

Education

How will my funds reach the sponsored student?

Gift a future makes payment directly to the school through the local NGO. Money will not be sent to the student's family.

What does my donation contribute towards?

Apart from school tuition fees, your contribution will go towards book fees collected by the school.

Does Gift a future take responsibility for the education of the student?

Gift a future team works closely with the student, school and family in monitoring the academic performance of the student and strives to enhance the performance of the student.

Does the student get supported till he/ she completes education?

Gift a future is aimed mainly at supporting secondary education - which is between middle school (Class 6) and Higher Secondary (Class 12). Students listed on the portal have the opportunity to be continuously supported till they finish school education - provided they show improvement in performance and their economic situation remains unchanged.

Can I pay the cost of education for a student for the next 2-3 years at one time?

Yes, you can. We will keep tab of it and pay the school every year.

Sponsorship Queries

Can I support on specific occasions?

Yes, we have Gift a future Certificates which you can gift to people on occasions like wedding anniversaries, birthdays etc. You can also use this opportunity to introduce the portal to them, asking them to logon and choose students to whom they wish to extend support in order to redeem the gift certificate.
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312 of the 319 GAF scholars who appeared for Classes 10 & 12 exams have successfully cleared it. V.Sangeetha topped by securing 1150/1200 in Class 12 and G.Devipriya top scored in 10th by securing 492/500. Gift a future wishes them the very best in their future endeavours.